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Reliable Tandem EV1 Steam Cleaner

  • Item #: RL0026
  • $1,599.00

Reliable Tandem EV1 Steam Cleaner

Reliable Tandem EV1 Steam/Vac is Made in ItalyDo you want a cleaning system that deep cleans your carpets and sucks up the dirt all at the same time? Then, the new EnviroMate Tandem EV1 from Reliable is the perfect machine for you! As one of only a handful of manufacturers that have been able to successfully marry a HEPA style vacuum cleaner and a dependable vapor steam cleaner all in one 110V home appliance, Reliable created the Tandem to meet all of your cleaning needs. It is a steam cleaning system with continuous fill capability and a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner.

With this steam cleaning system, you can steam clean multiple surfaces, extract steam residue when needed, or simply be used as a vacuum. The steam dissolves the dirt which is automatically sucked up and collected in a special tank. Now the Reliable EV1 comes with Reliable's patented EMC2 system, which softens the mineral content of hard water, leaving no residue or build up of scale inside the tank. No matter the cleaning and sanitizing task, the Tandem EV1 is suited to take on the worst that you can throw at it.


  • CSS, Continuous Steam System technology
  • EMC2 System reduces mineral content in hard water, extending the life of your EV1 Steam Cleaner
  • 2-in-1 Vacuum and Steam Cleaner
  • 70 Micrometer HEPA filter
  • Activated Carbon Filter
  • Washable Foam Filter in waste water tank & Motor filter
  • Powerful 70 PSI (5 Bar) operating pressure
  • Power, Steam Ready, Full Tank, and Low Water Indicator Lights
  • 5 minute heat up time
  • Adjustable Steam Volume control on body
  • Ergonomic Handle with Fingertip Controls
  • Detachable Steam Hose is 7 ft. long
  • Light and Audible Indicators when water level is low
  • Length of electrical cord - 16.3 ft.
  • 24 Piece Deluxe Accessory Kit
  • Swivel Wheels for mobility
  • Safety Lock on the handle
  • Carrying Handle
  • Made in Italy
  • Lifetime Warranty on Boiler

Reliable Enviromate Tandem EV1 - Attachments

  • Reliable EV1 Tandem Steam Cleaner Now Has a Lifetime Boiler WarrantyHandle with flexible hose
  • Extension wands - 2
  • Universal brush
  • Upholstery brush
  • Carpet brush
  • Upholstery nozzle
  • Crevice nozzle
  • Small 20 mm nylon brush
  • Small 20 mm metal brush
  • Crevice tool
  • Small and large window squeegees
  • Frame with bristles
  • Rigid frame
  • Rubber scraper
  • Small window squeegee frame
  • Dusting brush
  • Radiator brush
  • Steam nozzle
  • Air intake filter
  • Water funnel
  • Key for the drain plug

Customer Reviews

2 Item(s)

I recently suffered 2 leg and hip injuries, Leaving my home, truck and 5th wheel empty. On my return I needed all places and vehicles cleaned. Weighing the cost of so called pros against the Ev1 machine I got the Ev1. I had steam cleaning done before and no one or company can compare to what the EV1 accomplishes. IT CLEANS AND VACS ANYTHING with ease! I want to buy both my children with Pets and babies one soon
Review by / (Posted on 4/7/2015)
Excellent Product
I have had mine now for several months and it does a terrific job on upholstery - you don't have to use any detergents and it sanitizes and dries within a few minutes because it is dry steam. Also wonderful for sanitizng hard surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom although you don't really need the vacuum feature for this - but why have 2 steamers? This unit is not really meant to replace a regular vacuum and does not do a wonderful job on straight vacuuming jobs. It is really a specialised cleaning tool for those jobs requiring steam. Very Impressed, Aurora, Ontario
Review by / (Posted on 4/7/2015)

Reliable Tandem EV1 Steam Cleaner Reviews

Reliable Tandem EV1 Steam Cleaner

The new EnviroMate Tandem EV1 is a steam and HEPA vacuum cleaner combination that is really unlike any single home appliance available today. It can steam clean multiple surfaces, extract steam residue when needed, or simply be used as a HEPA vacuum cleaner. This multi-purpose steam cleaning and vacuum system is designed to take on the toughest cleaning jobs with ease while providing unprecedented cleaning versatility. This is Reliable's top of the line Tandem system with a deluxe 24 pieceaccessory package. If you suffer from allergies or dust related breathing problems, the use of a steam cleaner is an ideal way to kill dust mites while the HEPA filtration is a great added bonus.

What I like about the Reliable Tandem EV1

The Reliable Tandem EV1 is one of the best steam cleaners that we sell for someone with a lot of carpeting in their home. The steam cleaner andvacuum function extremely well together, and this is one of VERY few appliances that successfully combines both of these technologies. The system also works on furniture and fabrics, but its sets itself apart from other steamcleaners when used on carpet. The steam dislodges dirt from deep in the carpet while the vacuum action sucks up the dirt. So you get similar cleaning results to that of hot water extractor (traditional carpet cleaner), without all of the excess water. This helps reduce the risk of mold growth by keeping excess moisture out of the carpet and underlayment.

This combination steam cleaner/vacuum is really unlike any model we have previously tested or come across. Similar machines are available, but they are primarily for commercial applications and many run on 220V which makes them inaccessible to most consumers. As far as a residential appliance the Tandem really makes some inroads in this category. Being 110V, anyone here in the U.S. can use it, and size isn't a prohibitive as similar products.

The addition of the EMC2 system to the Reliable Tandem is a welcomed addition. This patented system softens the minerals that are commonly found in hard water. Using electromagnetic mineral crystallization, this process takes larger minerals found in hard water and converts them into smaller molecules that won't settle out as sediment in the tank. And, just as softened water traditionally does, it leaves no residue on the surfaces you clean. The result is cleaning and sanitizing without buildup of scale or the use of traditional water softening methods which can damage the tank over time.

Control of this model is user friendly. After filling the waste water (for vacuuming) and cold water reservoirs (for steam cleaning), and attaching the right accessories, you're pretty much set. The heat up time for the steam boiler is very close to the 5 minute mark highlighted by Reliable, and switching between the vacuum and steam cleaning functionality is about as easy as pressing a button. The easy switch from steaming to vacuuming is perfect cleaning a wider variety of surfaces and soil than a vacuum or steam cleaner alone.

One hurdle that we have noticed people have with steam cleaners is that traditional steam cleaners do not pick anything up. There is no suction to pick up and remove loose debris. Most steam cleaners now have a cloth or bonnet to have collect loosened dirt and debris, but on some surfaces this is still not as effective as actual suction. The EnviroMate Tandem remedies that by actually combining the suction of a vacuum cleaner with a steam vapor cleaner.

Overall, the cleaning and sanitizing ability of the Tandem is remarkable. The steam pressure and temperature is consist and high enough to deep clean and sanitize nearly any surface. And with steam cleaning you can avoid the use of harsh chemical cleaners that can pollute your indoor air with fumes and vapors. Steam cleaning can also remove chemical residue left from previous cleanings. With the vacuum cleaner aspect of this machine, you have a vacuum that will work great on smooth flooring and provides several levels of filtration. The tank captures debris and help filter the water with a washable foam filter. This all help to keep dust down and eliminates the need of bags that need to be replaced. And dual activated carbon and HEPA filters captures the ultra fine particles and odors that are commonly found throughout your home. So the Reliable Tandem combines some of the best features of both cleaning with a HEPA vacuum cleaner and sanitizing with a steam cleaner.

What I do not like about the Reliable Tandem EV1

One of the drawbacks of a combination unit is that the boiler capacity is smaller than other Reliable models. The upside to this is that the Tandem does have the CSS and a cold water reservoir which means, while you may not have as large of a boiler, you do have steam on demand, which for most is a much more important feature.

With this model, you are reaching the very upper end of Reliable home appliances. And while the initial cost may seem to be high, when you factor in what you would pay for a continuous steam, steam cleaner, and a quality HEPA vacuum cleaner, the cost seems more manageable. And overall, the EV1 is made of quality components, both internally and externally. Things like an ABS body, upgraded internal circuitry and a durable accessories all add value that you often can't see but will notice when you don't have to replace this model in a year or two, as you would likely have to with less expensive, Chinese manufactured steam cleaners.

As a combined cleaning tool, there is really in the way of competition. Reliable is one of very few manufacturers that have successfully combined a quality steam cleaner with a HEPA vacuum cleaner without excess bulk or expense. From the attachments to the boiler, each part of this steam cleaner is durable and made of the best Italian components. The HEPA vacuum is not only allergy friendly but easy to use, and the overall cleaning and sanitizing ability of the EnviroMate Tandem far outpaces that of any comparable home appliance. No matter the application, the Tandem EV1 is an ideal solution for versatile, "green" cleaning throughout the home.

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Reliable Tandem EV1 Steam Cleaner Specifications

Model: Tandem EV1
Electrical: 110V / 120V
Steam temperature at the tip:       
245° F
Boiler and Water Capacity: .8 Liters, 1 Liter
Wattage: 1700 Watts - 2 elements
Operating Pressure: 72.5 PSI - 5 bar
Boiler Temperature: 320° F
Tank Construction: Stainless steel
Dust/Waste Tank Capacity: 1.5 Liters
Filter (Vacuum): HEPA
Filter (Vacuum): Activated Carbon
Noise Level: 74 dBa
Weight: 25.8 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 38.6 lbs.
Dimensions: 14" x 19" x 12"
Shipping Dimensions: 15.75" x 20.8" x 17"
Country of Origin: Italy
Electrical Approval: ETL
Warranty: 1 year limited; 5 Year ABS Shell; Lifetime Boiler Warranty